The discussion around the corporation’s potential larger responsibilities to its broader stakeholder community has only become more intense in the wake of the pandemic and the economic issues all companies are facing.
Can ESG initiatives survive the pandemic?
How can a company realistically fulfill commitments to stakeholders as well as shareholders?
How do companies sustain the PR hit of layoffs after having conducted stock buybacks or paying large retention bonuses?
Do companies based in the US owe a duty to the nation?
In its second year, The Character of the Corporation forum will bring together top public company board members, as well as institutional shareholders and corporate governance thought leaders for a vigorous discussion on the issues that surround the debate around the character and purpose of the corporation, with a special focus on whether the line between management and the board is becoming or should be fuzzier. Is this the end of "noses in and fingers out"?
Paid attendance for this event is highly limited and open only to serving board members. corporate secretaries and general counsel of public companies.
If you are not a serving public company board member, but you are a serving director on a large private company board or other governance professional and think you can add value to the conversation, please contact David Shaw directly.